Safe and Secure

Safe and Secure

Safety depends on many things, most of which are under your control. Never go off the beaten path by yourself. Don’t flash cash! Keep the big diamonds at home, Keep to areas you are familiar with, Do not hang around questionable people. Do not EVER pick up hitch hikers! You put yourself at serious risk […]

Email From Expats

Email From Expats

I want to share some email I recently received from my expat friends. This first one is a wonderful reminder to all of us, plus I want to share an update on the new road in Mexico: “Hola Barbie: We have been living in Ajijic for about 6 months. We love this place. We bought […]

Top 5 Excuses to Head to Mexico This Summer

Top 5 Excuses to Head to Mexico This Summer

I’m pleased again, to offer my readers an article written by guest author, Deepika Garg: As if you needed an excuse to get a break from the daily grind and head down for some fun in the Mexican sun, right? In case you still need some convincing, here are our top 5 reasons to visit […]

Buckle Your Seatbelts, We’re Heading South of the Border!

Buckle Your Seatbelts, We’re Heading South of the Border!

Welcome to Mexico! Unlike American highways that have limited access – no bikes, etc. allowed – in Mexico you see just about everything on the roads. You will also notice a huge amount of people walking. I don’t mean just in the towns, but way out in the boondocks you see people walking along the […]

Mazatlan Trip, Part 10

Mazatlan Trip, Part 10

Yesterday we played and rested. How has the time flown by so quickly? In the short time we’ve been here, we have been able to see so many old friends, met new friends, and caught up on all the little personal things that we had missed. Even the hurricane, which did slow us down a […]

Mazatlan Trip, Part 9

Mazatlan Trip, Part 9

After a thoroughly relaxing day yesterday… …mainly due to being relegated to the Resort because of the hurricane, we are glad we’ve gotten so much done this week. Dick and I have gathered so much information, that today we just might relax and enjoy ourselves! I slept in until 9:30 a.m. and awoke fully refreshed, […]

Mazatlan Trip, Part 8

Mazatlan Trip, Part 8

Yesterday was a lovely day! Because most of the day we spent visiting and catching up with Mazatlan friends, even though it had started out a bit disappointing, what with us having to tolerate the rude timeshare salesman.  The day ended with us lying in bed, talking about our day, and watching the impressive lightning-show out […]

Mazatlan Trip Table of Contents

Mazatlan Trip Table of Contents

As you know, I have been writing a lot about Mazatlan lately…. That’s because Mazatlan is one of the preeminent retirement locations for seniors and expats who are looking to reduce their cost of living and live BETTER than they do now. Mazatlan has a vibrant, established English-speaking expat community, great sea food, and lots […]

Mazatlan Trip, Part 7

Mazatlan Trip, Part 7

Yesterday, Thursday, we arranged for another timeshare presentation for today, strolled around the area where Valentino’s is, and spent a big part of the evening in the Historic District, just visiting and relaxing. Our television, which has several of channels that are in English, says a Hurricane is supposed to hit Mazatlan at 5 a.m., […]

Mazatlan Trip, Part 6

Mazatlan Trip, Part 6

Yesterday we had a busy day driving around, taking pictures, strolling the wonderfully picturesque Mercado, and remembering the warnings we had heard, of the possible consequences you can experience if rain comes when you’re traveling around Mazatlan. This day is going to start with our time-share presentation for PBEB. We were first introduced to Roy, […]

Five “Must Haves” to Take to Mexico

Five “Must Haves” to Take to Mexico

Five Things You Must Take Along on Your Mexico Medical Trip We’re taking a break from our Vacation Diary today…our trip is about half way done, and I will continue the adventure – Page 6, next article.  But, today I’m happy to present an article by guest author, Deepika Garg.   Deepika has developed a list of what […]

Mazatlan Trip, Part 3

Mazatlan Trip, Part 3

This post is dedicated to “Charlie” – a friend to all he met, a helper to everyone who needed it. Charlie showed the world, through his daily living, what true caring for others should be. RIP. Now that we have touched down in Mazatlan, Mexico, of course there’s another long line to go through – […]

Mazatlan Trip, Part 2

Mazatlan Trip, Part 2

Part 2 of “Mazatlan Trip” My last article, the beginning of our trip to Mazatlan from L.A., ended with Dick and I passing through one of the check points – minus shoes. I also reminded you all to always keep an eye on your belongings you have to put into that plastic box that goes […]

Mazatlan Trip, Part I

Mazatlan Trip, Part I

Dick and I flew into the Los Angeles airport and visited with son Stephen, for a couple days on this vacation, before heading on down to Mazatlan, Sinaloa, Mexico. Monday, the day of our flight to Mexico, Steve drove us to the LA airport. We easily got there by 8:45 a.m., even in the early […]

Earthquake & Driving to Mazatlan Email

Earthquake & Driving to Mazatlan Email

Hello!  Well, there was quite an earthquake in Mexico – March 20, 2012 – yet another one… If you think earthquakes are rare, you’re going to be so surprise – visit this site: http://neic.usgs.gov/neis/qed/ Our world,(at the approximate age of 4 1/2 Billion years old and expected to reach the grand old age of 8 Billion years, […]

Planning To Retire In Mexico? + Video of Sealions

Planning To Retire In Mexico? + Video of Sealions

 “Yes, retirement is coming – sure as the sun is coming up tomorrow morning.  And just like that magnificent event, retirement is something you should really look forward to – and thoroughly enjoy! Because retirement should mean “the beginning of the rest (the best) of your life”.” Barbie Parks This doesn’t mean that the day […]

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